Many couples start marriage counselling in a moment of crisis but couple therapy can also be a reflective, exploratory and enriching space. Never as before, relational fluency and communication skills are needed for building up and enjoying a fulfilling marriage.
Couples seek marriage counselling and couples therapy for a number of different reasons: ongoing and unresolved conflict, financial struggles, infidelity or lack of sexual desire are amongst the most common issues faced by couples. Relationship problems cause stress, anxiety and hurt.
“… at our 3rd attempt of marriage counselling we finally got some couples therapy sessions that made a difference. Our couple therapist at Leone Centre was warm and knowledgeable…”
“…sessions became an enriching learning space. We are now in a new and positive phase in our relationship… “
“…we had our marriage counselling sessions in London at Leone Centres’ Fulham practice …we felt welcome, comfortable and non judged…”
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What Is Marriage & Relationship Counselling?
Relationship counselling is a type of therapy that couples or individuals seek when there are some issues developing within their relationship. Each of our marriage counsellors can help to recognise and resolve conflicts. This will improve the couple’s communication skills, each partner’s individual well-being, their overall relationship and their interactions as a couple.
Marriage counselling can help at any stage of a couple’s relationship, whether it is at the beginning, pre-marriage, or if the two partners have been together for decades.
Often Couples start counselling in a moment of crisis or when they are considering divorce or separation. However, many couples use the therapy as a holding and reflective space where they can focus on the quality of their relationship, love and interactions,
Leone Centre’s marriage counselling services offer guidance to couples and work with resources, tools and learning to help with current challenges, also building up skills and resilience to deal with issues that might arise in the future.
What Is Leone Centre’s Approach working with Couples?
Problems within a relationship can occur for any number of reasons.
To give you an insight into the type of help Leone Centre can provide, here are some of the areas that we tend to work with:
- Conflict and arguments
- Infidelity, affairs and cheating
- Infertility and adoption
- Loss of passion
- Issues with trust and communication
- Addictions affecting the relationship
- Money and finances
- Issues with the family of origin
- Gender roles
- The right to happiness
- Coping with bereavement together
- Anxiety and paranoia within the relationship
Leone Centre Marriage Counselling service creates a platform for couples to make sense of the challenges and problems that might have occurred ever since they tied the knot or even beforehand.
All of our counsellors are fully qualified and registered with a relevant professional qualifying body to help their clients professionally and effectively.
Specifically trained in couple counselling and marriage counselling, our therapists aim to provide a safe and collaborative place. Our marriage counsellors will construct an environment that allows you to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences together.
Our marriage counselling service is tailored individually and for each couple with the aim of supporting you in developing a healthier and stronger marriage.
A Mutual Commitment to Couples Therapy
It’s not out of the ordinary for one partner in a relationship to be more committed than the other to engage in Marriage Counselling. It is for this reason that your first session will act as an opportunity for you both to be reassured of the positive aspects that the therapy can bring.
Focusing on the positive aspects of communicating, listening and understanding, your first session will give you a sense of just how safe the environment that you’re sharing it really is.
A mutual commitment to marriage counselling is the ideal grounding for you and your partner to start working towards a more fulfilling and meaningful relationship. So, for the best results, you both need to throw yourselves into the counselling wholeheartedly.
LGBTQI+ Marriage Counselling
All of our LGBTQI+ marriage therapists can work with you to support you on your journey. To help you work through your emotions and relational dynamics to achieve your goals, our therapists are well-experienced in working with diversity and the LGBTQI+ community.
Marriage Counselling Online
Many of our clients benefit from using our online marriage counselling service. Each couple will have their preference to online or face-to-face work based on multiple factors. It could be that after a recent argument, you are unable to attend the usual face-to-face session together, and one of you attends online or maybe schedules and work commitments make online work the most viable option.
Marriage Counselling FAQs
We have a date for our wedding, but we are fighting a lot and are unsure whether we want to marry now. Can you help?
Weddings can be a hard and pressuring time in a relationship for both partners. Marriage counselling can offer a couple the opportunity to take the time to openly talk about any issues they may be experiencing in their relationship or with the wedding and discuss how both partners feel.
Marriage counselling can help couples – with the help of the therapist – come to a decision on how to move forwards in a realistic way that values both as individuals and the pair as a married couple.
Who is Leone Centre best marriage counsellor?
Here at the Leone Centre, we are all experienced and very committed therapists. Each therapist is hand selected after a thorough interview and onboarding process.
The best counsellor for you will depend on your presenting issues and what you want to achieve from marriage therapy. Mostly on having a good connection and working relationship with your therapist.
How experienced are your marriage therapists?
Our therapists hold knowledge and experience when it comes to marriage counselling from specialist couples, family or psychosexual training in addition to their core counselling and psychotherapy training.
Leone Centre Marriage Therapists have many years of experience working as counsellors, psychotherapists and the helping professions. They can help with marriage issues, including infertility, intercultural relationships, conflict, depression, gender identity, bereavement, and adoption and fostering.
We are struggling with communication. Is that normal? Do we need marriage counselling?
Many miscommunications in relationships will occur when we assume the other person knows how we feel without having told them. Communication and power struggles throughout the relationships is one of the most common issues experienced by couples.
Talking openly about what you need from the other person is essential to feel comfortable and understanding each other’s wants and needs. Underlying mental health struggles can sometimes be discovered as the cause of communication issues. Therapy is suggested for couples struggling to communicate effectively.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy AAMFT